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49ers' Marquise Goodwin explains why he was emotional after touchdown vs Giants

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In Week 10 against the New York Giants, the San Francisco 49ers picked up their first win of the 2017 season, and it was also the first win of head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager Joel Lynch.

The 49ers achieved a 31-21 win against the Giants on Sunday, giving them their first win of the season and moving them to a 1-9 record. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin got the first touchdown of the day for San Francisco midway through the second quarter.

Goodwin caught his only reception of the game to the house, as he caught the 83-yard pass from C. J. Beathard to give his team the lead. After doing so, he dropped to his knees in the middle of the endzone in an emotional state.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, he left Levi's Stadium immediately after the game had finished, but the wideout revealed on his Instagram why he was so emotional after his touchdown, and unfortunately, it's for a very sad reason.

Goodwin revealed in a post that lost his newborn son hours before playing vs the Giants.

He said: "Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am. Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan.

"The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please pray for the Goodwin family."

As you can see in the video below on the touchdown play, Goodwin caught the deep pass from Beathard and avoided the tackle of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, blowing a kiss to the sky before crossing the goal line.

He then showed his emotion as he dropped to his knees while in the end zone before his teammates came over to congratulate him on the touchdown.

This wasn't the only big play Goodwin had in the game, as he also produced a big block on tight end Garrett Celek’s 47-yard touchdown. We send all our thoughts to Goodwin during this sad time for him and his family.

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